Hopwood Hard Hat

As lockdown has eased, local volunteers, including members of ‘The Friends of Hopwood Hall Estate’ met at historic Grade II* listed Hopwood Hall in Middleton, to enjoy a workshop on the art of leaded glass window renovation.

There are approximately 200 leaded windows at Hopwood Hall dating back many hundreds of years, so understandably there has been decay due to age and sadly additional damage due to vandalism as the hall lay vacant for approximately 30 years.

This first of several forthcoming workshops on the ancient tradition of leading glass for windows, is being run by the caretaker of the Hall and heritage maintenance expert, Bob Wall from Alkrington, Middleton. It has been made possible by a grant from Historic England (HE) – match funded by Rochdale Borough Council – and forms part of HE’s funding of this magnificent property helping to ensure that it survives for the nation…

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